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This is a discussion on PETA, what a bunch of idiots! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; The Associated Press: PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly WASHINGTON (AP) — The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter ...
The Associated Press: PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly
WASHINGTON (AP) — The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.
PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.
"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."
During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood.
"Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.
"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."
Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.
Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."
Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matte
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My wife saw this coming a mile away!
"We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals." - this coming from the group that kills 95% of the cats and dogs it gets its hands on.
I believe in PETA
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I wonder why PETA hasn't hassled him for his diet of frequent cheeseburgers?
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Very very many years ago I witnessed the aftermath of the destruction of a Federally owned and operated research facility by criminals who thought they were moving an animal rights agenda forward. I think the actual perpetrators never were caught.
What folks in organizations such as PETA, and whatever more militant groups affiliated with them do not realize, is that comments such as their FlY complaint make them look like exactly what they are; fools.
There is no doubt we need to do more to clean up our act in the food-animal production and processing industry, and there is no doubt that there have been abuses of animals in research settings, none of which justifies the extreme viewpoint of groups such as PETA.
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PETA -- hysterical extremist morons. Laughable at best. If you want to take a stand and end inhumane treatment of animals, do what I do -- work for animal rescues and EDUCATE people about proper care and treatment of their animals, from having a basic 1st aid kit, to how to train your animals in a non-abusive way. And just so everyone knows, I work for FIVE Giant-breed rescues (No, I don't make a single dime at any of them, all my work is strictly volunteer, and I never charge for training). Know how many dogs we put down in the last several years? NONE. I believe PETA's record is actually OVER the 95% someone posted.
Actions speak louder than whiny protests.
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A few years ago, PETA terrorist showed up to a large dog show and let several dogs out crates and vehicles.
I travel quite a bit with my K9. Whenever I have to leave her in the vehicle, I try to take precautions to protect her from the PETA mentality.
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Stupidity should be painful.
ok you can only get so annoying nut peta goes above and beyond that every time
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